UAE appoints first Artificial Intelligence minister

October 23, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – The UAE has appointed the country’s first Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence in a cabinet reshuffle that saw several new appointments. “Today we announce the appointment of a minister for artificial intelligence. The next global wave is artificial intelligence and we want the UAE

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High interest for Milestone Community Days in South Africa

By Emma Procter

UAE – More than 250 participants attended two successful Milestone Systems Open Platform of Days (MPOPs) in South Africa recently. The events in Johannesburg and Cape Town brought together some of the most successful networked  video systems integrators, resellers and distributors in the region. Participants exchanged

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Johnson Controls introduces Software House iSTAR Ultra LT network door controller

By SSN Gulf Staff

  UK – Johnson Controls has introduced the iSTAR Ultra LT Door Controller from Software House, a special edition iSTAR Ultra door controller that provides a full IP architecture and enterprise level features for small to mid-sized access control deployments. The controller centralises all access control decision

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Help AG inks partner deal with Skybox Security

By Emma Procter

UAE – Help AG has signed an agreement with Skybox Security that will allow the company to integrate Skybox’s security management solutions into its Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC), adding powerful new security analytics capabilities to Help AG’s Managed Security Services (MSS) offering. As a Skybox Premier

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Abu Dhabi developing ‘unhackable’ electronic chip

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – The National newspaper reports that cyber security experts in Abu Dhabi have found a way to create an “unhackable” electronic chip that could potentially be used in phones, cars, and computers. With the evolution of technology and manufacturing process giving way to less safety,

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Women in Security: Milestone’s Odette Malkoun on kicking down barriers

October 22, 2017 By Emma Procter

As part of SSN Gulf’s exclusive series on leading ‘Women in Security’, we spoke to Odette Malkoun, Channel Business Manager at Milestone Systems to find out about her role – and ask her why men still dominate the security industry. Q. Tell us a bit about your current

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Vision 2030 in Saudi to see SAR8.3 billion invested in tech

October 16, 2017 By Imogen Lillywhite

UAE – Delegates at the HR Tech Saudi Summit taking place between 20-21 November in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, will get to discuss how government investments worth SAR 8.3 billion will pose new opportunities for businesses to transform HR practices. The government of Saudi Arabia pledged the multi-billion

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IP network video surveillance systems in high demand in Middle East

By Emma Procter

UAE: Growing demand for streamlined and IP network video surveillance will double the value of the Middle East’s commercial security market over the next four years, with hospitality likely to witness the highest growth of all end-user segments, according to new research. Driven by increased investments